Old School Mega Man 9 Coming To WiiWare

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More details have surfaced on the first official Mega Man sequel since 1996's Mega Man 8 for the PlayStation. Revealed earlier this month by the Australian Office Of Film and Literature Classification, the latest issue of Nintendo Power features an interview with series creator Keiji Inafune as well as screenshots from the title, revealing that not only will the game be released as WiiWare, it will retain the classic look and feel of the original NES versions of the game.


The robot bosses for the new title include Magma Man, Galaxy Man, Jewel Man, Concrete Man, Hornet Man, Plug Man, Tornado Man, and possibly Splash Woman. Splash Woman? Really?

Definitely a strange move, going back in time graphically and gameplay-wise like this, but what better way to return to the classic series than actually returning to the classic series?

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@kitenai: You're getting your dates mixed up. Megaman 7 was the first game to feature the cartoony look, which is actually completely and totally in line with Keiji Inafune's designs. Also, X came out on the SNES at around the same time as 7, followed by 2 other games. When 8 originally came out on the Saturn, and later on the PSX, the X series was going on its 4th installment.

I agree that 8 played beautifully, but I loved its art style above all else, which is why this step backwards is so disappointing. I mean come on! We've had SIX games like this already and when the series actually advanced they decide it's time to go retro??